Judge Certifies Class In Mountaire FLSA Suit

Law360, New York (June 9, 2011, 9:06 PM EDT) -- A North Carolina federal judge on Wednesday certified a class of Mountaire Farms Inc. chicken processing plant employees in a doffing-and-donning suit, allowing workers to proceed with claims regarding unpaid wages and paycheck deductions for replacement protective gear.

U.S. District Court Judge Terrence W. Boyle approved a class of current and former Mountaire employees at the chicken processing company's Lumber Bridge, N.C., facility after plaintiffs Mario P. Romero, Micaela Soto Duran and Eulalio Gutierrez resolved issues with the class proposal.

"The plaintiffs' amended [class] notice appropriately...
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